With direct M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming supernatural thriller The Happening hitting theaters this Friday, the media has a chance to approach him a couple of subjects in his field of vision. One such project is the upcoming adaptation of The Last Airbender, which he's expected to direct. CS had a chance to talk at the "Happening" press junket and ask his thoughts on the property and why he was interested in adapting it.
"It was just the story. I just loved the story," he told us. "I loved the characters in the story and I felt like I could be me inside this larger canvas of this very long-form movie. I think it inherently had kind of family issues and serious larger topics--at the center, genocide--all kinds of stuff. Cultural differences at the center. It has Buddhism, Hinduism, things I'm interested in. It does have martial arts in a way that's not bang bang bang, but more about the person mastering yourself and the things that I love. I took martial arts for a long time. A ten-year-old at the center. That point of view felt good, like I could do my thing."
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